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Test Code CDTPSC C. difficile PCR, Screening

Important Note

For admission screening only. For diagnosis, order test code CDTP.

Specimen Type

Rectal swab

Container

Transport swab

Offsite Collection Instructions

See UCMC Collection Instructions

UCMC Collection Instructions

Specimen Transport< 2 hr, ambient, up to 5 days refrigerated (2-8 C)


See Microbiology Specimen Collection:

  • See category “Rectal swab”, Table 1 BACTERIOLOGY, CHLAMYDIA, MYCOBACTERIOLOGY (AFB), MYCOLOGY, VIROLOGY

Availability

Monday through Sunday

Turnaround Time

Within 24 hours

STAT Availability

Not Available

Test Methodology

Polyermase Chain Reaction

CPT Code

87493

Reference Range

Negative

Fee Code

30687493